“You cannot always tell what keeps you confined, what immures you, what seems to bury you, and yet you can feel those elusive bars, railings, walls. Is all this illusion, imagination? I don’t think so. And then one asks: My God! Will it be for long, will it be forever, will it be for eternity?
Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection. Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.” Letter from Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo van Gogh, July 1880
Probably every one of us has such episodes in his or her life, but no matter how painful they are, they make us stronger. So yes, you might feel trapped from time to time and have no idea where you’re heading to, but consciously or not you’re working on a better version of yourself.
PS: This is the first post in which I present you jewelry for men. But these jewels are so beautifully crafted that I’d wear them myself. No wonder that ‘Man in a cage’ pendant has won the “Technical Excellence” award in the sixth Editor’s Choice competition of International Jewellery London. Read more about the winners here.
PPS: Sometimes a SOS cry helps you break the barriers and receive the support you need from the people who care about you. Then you’ll see eventually that things worked out just the way they were meant to be. My darlings, listen to Indila’s song.